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Coping With Mild Cognitive Impairment

MCI is the acronym for Mild Cognitive Impairment, which refers to a mental cognition categorizes between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer problem. Memory problems in humans are common indicators of the problem. However, in some cases, a patient may face difficulty related to thinking, judgment and language beyond that expected in case of normal aging proves. Doctors often perceive mild cognitive impairment as a symptom instead of a specific disease.[1]

Coping With Mild Cognitive Impairment

Coping With Mild Cognitive Impairment

Mild cognitive impairment may cause a huge frustration in a person. To cope up with this situation, one has to adopt key techniques to compensate for decline in the memory, which interferes with the life’s enjoyment, overall work effectiveness and your future goals.

Keep Yourself Patient. You should make sure keeping yourself patient and at the same time, ask your family members to stay patient with you. You have to understand that at some instances, you may feel anxious, frustrated or become sad because of the loss of your few abilities. Slowing down in such cases may help you to remember everything or complete a particular task and this is a great way to cope with it.

Gain Knowledge About Mild Cognitive Impairment. You should dedicate time to learn about mild cognitive impairment problem in detail and should share the same knowledge with the people surrounding you. This lets you understanding the changes, which affect you in a better way.

Discuss About The Problem in Detail. Mild cognitive impairment patients should discuss the problem with any trustworthy person (one of the family members is preferable), your decisions and preference, which affect your life. Moreover, you should discuss and identify whether your mild cognitive impairment progress to cause dementia.

Search for Constructive Ways to Release Frustration and Anger Feelings. Patients suffering from mild cognitive impairment should search for constructive ways to release their frustrations and anger feelings. For this, one should involve in some physical exercises or talk with a counselor or a friend. Alternatively, you may opt to join a support group online available for people coping with memory loss. This lets you discussing your problem with other individuals experiencing almost same type of problem. Along with this, you have to encourage the family members to check support and counseling to fulfill their requirements.

Explore Ways to Meet Your Closeness and Intimacy Needs. Another best way to cope with mild cognitive impairment is to explore various ways to meet your closeness and intimacy needs. For this, you should take part in various family events, as this allows you to stay in touch with your loved ones closely. You should remember that your desire to setup close relations with other people continue for your entire life.

Ask for an Appropriate Exercise Program from Your Doctor. You should ask or discuss with your doctor for an appropriate exercise program, which fits the best as per your requirements. Exercise contributes towards good physical health and thereby, reduces stress levels. In addition, with the help of physical exercise, you will expect to retain your good mental health.

Use Accessible or Visible Reminders. Useful strategies consisting of writing notes, posting a calendar for tracking appointments or leaving messages on the answering machine, setting alarm on your mobile device and similar others are few of the best ways to remember about upcoming events.

Stay Hydrated to Take Proper Care. You should make sure taking proper care of your body and for this; you should always stay hydrated by having plenty of water. Furthermore, you should make a habit to consume healthy and low fat-based diet with veggies and fruits in sufficient amounts.

Reduce Clutter and Enlist Friends. Last, but not the least, you should avoid or reduce clutter at your home, while at the same time, should enlist your friends to help you in organizing and labeling of various important documents, files and medicines.[2] [3] [4]


Coping up with mild cognitive impairment problem is easy, only you have to follow the aforementioned ways strictly to assure about your improved mental health.


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Last Modified On:September 15, 2022

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